said Estella, "to know what satisfaction it gives me to see those people thwarted, or what an enjoyable sense of the ridiculous
I have when they are made ridiculous
You are ridiculous
," said his sister, and walked out of the room.
His imagination invested her with the taste for the fine arts which ho required from a wife, and he married her in her first season, only to discover that the amativeness in her temperament was so little and languid that she made all his attempts at fondness ridiculous
, and robbed the caresses for which he had longed of all their anticipated ecstasy.
I should have lived happy enough in that country, if my littleness had not exposed me to several ridiculous
and troublesome accidents; some of which I shall venture to relate.
It is useful to know something of the manners of different nations, that we may be enabled to form a more correct judgment regarding our own, and be prevented from thinking that everything contrary to our customs is ridiculous
and irrational, a conclusion usually come to by those whose experience has been limited to their own country.
it may seem to you that I was expecting to win at roulette, I look upon the generally accepted opinion concerning the folly and the grossness of hoping to win at gambling as a thing even more absurd.
Granted; but that is about to change, and we shall be ridiculous
, even for Blois; for close to us will be seen the fashions from Paris, and they will perceive that we are in the fashion of Blois
Will you keep her company, mon cher, while I take a turn with a cigar in that ridiculous
Were you not blinded by a sort of fascination, it would be ridiculous
in me to repeat the instances of great misconduct on her side so very generally known.
Certainly to men of great judgment, bold persons are a sport to behold; nay, and to the vulgar also, boldness has somewhat of the ridiculous
They have a genius for doing the most ridiculous
things, and they do them in a grave, stoical manner that is irresistible.
Ah," she exclaimed, in a shrill voice that the young man had never heard, "who is ridiculous
enough to send me a bouquet?
It is also ridiculous
to prevent this intercourse between the nearest relations, for no other reason than the violence of the pleasure, while they think that the relation of father and daughter, the brother and sister, is of no consequence at all.
He looked woebegone and yet ridiculous
, like a man who has fallen into the water with all his clothes on, and, being rescued from death, frightened still, feels that he only looks a fool.
He unexpectedly felt himself ridiculous
, weak, and alone, with no ground to stand on.